With the White House discussing a massive infrastructure program, private finance is being looked to as a possible source for some of the hundreds of billions of dollars that will be required to address the needs of municipalities across North America. This workshop will provide an introduction to the ways in which private investors can work with public water utilities to address infrastructure needs. Co-organized by NACWA and Global Water Intelligence, this workshop – being hosted in conjunction with the American Water Summit 2017 in Austin, TX – aims to provide answers to the following questions:
• What are the different public-private partnership (P3) models available and how do they work?
• How do the numbers add up from a rate payer’s perspective?
• What are the ingredients of a successful P3 from a utility’s perspective?
• What is the best PR strategy for addressing public concern about P3s?
• How will a P3 impact other utility operations?
• Is it worth all the trouble?
Led by experienced P3 professionals, the workshop features presentations from utility leaders involved in successful P3 water projects such as Bayonne (NJ), San Antonio (TX) and Carlsbad (CA), as well as input from the leading private investment funds involved in the water sector.
Ahead of the American Water Summit 2017, this pre-conference event is aimed at utility executives needing to understand the P3 proposition for water infrastructure finance in a discrete, off-the-record and commitment-free environment.